Work Like You're Showing Off: The Joy, Jazz, and Kick of Being Better Tomorrow Than You Were Today

  • 1h 38m
  • Joe Calloway
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2007

A guide to creating joyful success in work and in life

What the world needs is more showoffs.

Showing off is a good thing. Showing off is a mindset. Showing off is about living life and doing work in a way that creates joy, jazz, and a kick in our lives and in the lives of those around us. This is a business book for almost everyone–from executives and managers to receptionists and sales clerks. Here’s the key: success is an inside job. After 26 years of studying and working with top performers, Joe Calloway shares the key factors in creating success–without pulling any punches. Work Like You’re Showing Off! isn’t for sissies; it’s a tough, realistic approach to getting the most out of life by giving more to others.

This book proves that not only is "working like you’re showing off" the smartest way to get ahead in a career, it’s also the most joyful and rewarding way to live. Work Like you're Showing Off! addresses the absolute keys to personal and professional success including:

  • Never be as good as you're going to be
  • What you think of me is none of my business
  • Expect to connect
  • Get back inside the box
  • Grand stupidity and absurd bravery
  • What have you done for me next?

About the Author

Joe Calloway is an expert on high-performance organizations and individuals, the owner of an award-winning restaurant, and a member of the International Speakers Hall of Fame. His clients read like a Who's Who of business—from newspapers in Sweden, hotels in Great Britain, and computer companies in South Africa to world brands like BMW and American Express. He is also the author of Becoming a Category of One and Indispensable, both from Wiley.

In this Book

  • Work Like You’re Showing Off!—The Joy, Jazz, and Kick of Being Better Tomorrow than You Were Today
  • Showing Off
  • Grand Stupidity and Absurd Bravery
  • All Hat and No Cattle
  • Let It Go
  • The Gold Standard
  • Get in the Damn Boat and Go
  • As Good as You’re Going to Be
  • We See Things as We Are
  • Stupid Promises
  • Let’s Be Too Much
  • Imagination Will Take You Everywhere
  • Get Back inside the Box
  • Expect to Connect
  • Going All In
  • Joe and Muhammad
  • We Haven’t Seen That
  • The Pursuit of Happiness
  • The Enemy of Future Success
  • What You Think of Me Is None of My Business
  • Whatever Happens Is Normal
  • Guess What I Want and Other Stupid Mind Games
  • I Said I Don’t Know
  • The Golden Circle of Ignorance
  • What Have You Done for Me Next?
  • The Power Strategy
  • Your Next Best Idea Is Everywhere
  • What Matters Most